5 Reasons the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Still Can Make the Playoffs

September 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Believing that the 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers can make the playoffs in 2013 might be akin to believing in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and unicorns.
Only three teams have made the playoffs after an 0-3 start since the NFL went to a 12-team postseason in 1990, according to the The New York Times.
The Steelers have never done it, but they did reach the playoffs in 2002 after a 1-3 start. That's where they would be if they defeat the Minnesota Vikings Week 4 in London. The 2002 Steelers improved to 10-5-1 after their 1-3 start and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs. Even in 2000, when they started 0-3, the Steelers won five straight and remained in playoff contention into December. They finished 9-7 that year.
Four AFC teams are 3-0, so getting an AFC wild-card berth won't be easy. But a 9-7 record might be enough to win the AFC North, where there are no unbeaten teams.
If the 2000 Steelers can finish 9-7 with Kordell Stewart at quarterback, the 2013 Steele...

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